Best Restaurants in D.C. (According to Me)

December 27, 2016Blog, Travel Guides, Washington DC

My ongoing effort to casually document the good (and not so good) restaurants I’ve tried around the District. Adams Morgan Tail Up Goat: small plates and yummy craft cocktails Dupont Circle   14th Street/U Street Compass Rose: awesome menu of street food small plates from around the world Le Diplomate: French bistro that’s a standby … Read More

What to Do When You Visit D.C. in Winter

December 27, 2016Blog, Travel Guides, Washington DC

A friend wrote me in late December asking for some tips for some friends visiting D.C. Since a lot of my favorite spots are better in summer, here’s a list of some winter recommendations I sent over. Overall for food/drinks I’d recommend going to these neighborhoods: 14th St./Logan Circle, U Street and Shaw. 14th/U is … Read More

2017 Travel Trends to Watch

December 8, 2016Blog

To make sense of the avalanche of trends pieces that storms in this time of year, I’ve put together some notes on what industry leaders say are the top travel trends for 2017. Some are familiar (green travel is by no means news), while others are refreshing innovations from tech advances (AI) and stealing ideas from … Read More

The Ultimate List of Best Places to Go in 2017

December 6, 2016Blog

Around this time each year, travel sites flood us with their “must see” lists. Not only are these a way to round up interesting destinations that either have big stuff going on (Canada for the 150th anniversary, Seoul for all the new openings, Cuba because for a second year in a row everyone’s obsessed with Cuba…), they’re … Read More

How to Spend 2 Days in Austin: Travel Guide

September 27, 2016Blog, Texas

I went to Austin for a few days for a work summit. Most of our time was spent in meeting rooms in the W hotel, but I was able to check out a few things while there. Here’s what I did: How I Got There There aren’t too many direct flights from D.C. to Austin; … Read More

What to Do with 2 Days in Chicago

August 26, 2015Blog, Chicago, Itineraries, My Trips

In August I traveled to Chicago for 2 days. While much of it was spent in meetings, I was able to eat, drink, and see some of Chicago’s finest. Here’s what I did: How I Got There I snagged a great Wanna Get Away fare on Southwest Airlines. Flew DCA to Midway for $98 round-trip … Read More

Planning a Trip to Machu Picchu and Hiking the Inca Trail

August 26, 2015Blog, Peru

It all started with a poster. Hiking Machu Picchu had been on my list for a while, but it floated on that level that always got usurped by another destination when it came time to book. Then a few months ago my landlord inexplicably decided to plaster the hallway near my apartment door with a floor-to-ceiling mural of … Read More

What to do on a 12-hour Paris Layover

April 1, 2015Blog, Europe, France

What to do on a long layover in Paris? It can be tricky to leave the airport, even if you have 5 hours. But if you have a really long layover — like my 12-hour gap between flights this August — you can actually squeeze in a lot. In 12 hours I was able to hop … Read More

How to Visit Iceland’s Blue Lagoon

March 31, 2015Blog, Iceland, Travel Guides

  You can’t go to Iceland without seeing the Blue Lagoon. Partially because it’s one of the country’s biggest must-dos, and partially because it’s so close to the airport that it’s just silly how easy it is to squeeze in before or after your flight. I spent the morning at the Blue Lagoon before flying … Read More